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Google Phone app may soon get speakerphone toggle in notification drawer

Thanks to a recent sighting in the AOSP commit, Google might be in the process of adding new notification actions to its Google Phone app.

Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.

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Google Keep is my favorite note-taking app. While there are a lot of neat and helpful features available to further enhance your note-taking skills, one of the best parts is arguably the different colors you can use to spruce up the look of your to-do lists and memos. In a little surprise update, Google Keep is gaining 4 new hues to make your notes look even better than before.

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First alleged photos of the BlackBerry Krypton pop up

TCL’s BlackBerry Keyone from earlier this year might not have been the most impressive or powerful handset of 2017, but it’s certainly one of the more interesting releases that we’ve seen.The Keyone’s nostalgic step back in time is what really caught our attention in our full review, and a handful of new photos have recently popped up that may give us a glance at the next BlackBerry-branded device that’ll hit the market — the Krypton.

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Sony’s Xperia XZ1 is now available for too much money in the US, but with Android Oreo

Sony doesn’t really make a big deal about releasing smartphones in the United States, but it still makes them all available at one point or another. Today, the company is launching its latest flagship stateside, and for way too much cash.

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